Exponents

2 articles
3 videos
1 skill
In 3rd grade, you learned that there is an easier way to write "5+5+5". You saw that 5+5+5=3x5. But is there an easier way to write repeated multiplication (like "5x5x5")? Absolutely! That's exactly what exponents are for! Common Core Standard: 6.EE.A.1

Intro to exponents

VIDEO 3:03 minutes
Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!

Squaring numbers

ARTICLE
Learn how to square basic numbers and make a connection between squaring and the area of a square.

Intro to exponents

ARTICLE
Learn how to use exponents and bases. For example, writing 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 with an exponent.

The zeroth power

VIDEO 4:32 minutes
Learn why a number raised to the zero power equals 1.

Powers of fractions

VIDEO 1:47 minutes
Just like whole numbers with exponents, fractions are repeatedly multiplied. If you know how to multiply factions, you're over half way there.

Powers of fractions

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice evaluating exponents that have fractional bases.